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Set out from your St Petersburg port of call to discover some of the city's most beloved sights. Your 6-hour small group tour visits such landmarks as St Issac's Cathedral, Palace Square, and Peter and Paul Fortress, once used as a political prison. There's even time for shopping at Gostiny Dvor, St Petersburg's largest department store. A classic Russian lunch is also included as part of this relaxing shore excursion. 


  • 6-hour shore excursion of St Petersburg, including Peter and Paul Fortress
  • See the city’s most famous sights, such as Palace Square, Kazan Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt
  • Visit Gostiny Dvor, one of Europe’s most fashionable shopping centers
  • Enjoy a traditional Russian lunch in an elegant restaurant
  • Learn about St Petersburg’s unique history and architecture
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

St Petersburg Shore Excursion: City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress and Gostiny Dvor

Peter and Paul Fortress

After meeting your local guide at the St Petersburg cruise port, relax on a small-group shore excursion of the city by comfortable vehicle. Your sightseeing tour includes famous churches such as St Isaac's Cathedral and Kazan Cathedral, as well as landmarks such as Palace Square, Nevsky Prospekt, Fontanka River and more!
Listen to commentary about important monuments, such as how the legendary battleship Aurora signaled the start of the October Revolution. Then, visit Peter and Paul Fortress, constructed for fortification but later used as a political prison, and see the 18th-century Peter and Paul Cathedral, a unique example of Russian architecture that served as a burial-place for Russian emperors for almost two centuries.
Next, enjoy an elegant lunch in a restaurant that serves traditional Russian cuisine. Afterward, relax on a drive to Gostiny Dvor, the city’s oldest shopping center, which took more than 28 years to build starting in 1757. Once housing one of the largest shopping arcades in Europe, the indoor complex holds more than 100 shops.
Browse the small shops and bazaars for unique local finds before transport back to the St Petersburg cruise port.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the St Petersburg port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews


4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

We were picked up at the dock promptly and our guide, Lyda, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. We were a group of 3, with our guide Lyda and driver in a clean, new taxi. We were taken to the sites, and as advertised, we advanced to the head of the line ahead of the bus-loads because we were a "small group tour." We had a very nice tour, and a good lunch, and Lyda was delightful.

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